Hackathons

  • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

    … and emerging business models, and the social network will host hackathons and regular meetings with publishing partners. Highlights follow: While we’ve worked with our news partners on this in the past, as part of the Facebook Journalism Project we’ll begin an even deeper collaboration with news organizations across the spectrum, connecting our product…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 38 readers -
  • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

    …. The integration was contributed to the Nuclide project on GitHub just a few weeks after the hackathon, and the team is still adding new features. Nuclide is built on top of Atom, an open-source desktop text editor. At another hackathon later in the year, a few engineers set out to produce a version of Atom that runs in the browser as a step toward…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 40 readers -
  • Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities

    … said Twitter Developer Communities can range from small workshops to larger meetups and hackathons, enabling developers to connect, learn and share best practices, and she offered more insights into the thinking behind the program in her blog post: In March, we hosted several regional meetups for our #HelloWorldTour, and it became clear…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Twitter- 22 readers -
  • Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

    … Facebook’s 50th Hackathon in February, and Baldwin wrote that it is available via desktop, web, iOS and Android by clicking the camera icon next to the comment field. Baldwin described how the feature was created during Facebook’s 50th Hackathon: At the hackathon, we coded as quickly as we could all day, and by the evening, we could feel the pieces…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 11 readers -
  • Facebook’s Best Hacks of 2015

    … for profile pictures in support of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, which was developed in just 72 hours. Stetho, a debugging platform for Android that gives developers access to the Web-based Chrome Developer Tools. Boomerang, the stand-alone application from Instagram that converts groups of photos into high-quality videos…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Facebook Releases 2016 Hacker Cup Schedule

    … a prototype for a major product like Timeline at a hackathon, creating a smarter search algorithm or tearing down walls at our new headquarters, we’re always hacking to find better ways to solve problems. In the Hacker Cup, programmers from around the world will be judged on accuracy and speed as they race to solve algorithmic problems to advance…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 24 readers -
  • Facebook iPhone Users Can Find, Share Links Without Browsers

    … Users of Facebook’s iPhone application can now find and share links without having to open Web browsers. Clicking on the paper clip icon beneath the status update form brings users to the Add a Link menu, where they can enter keywords into a search box to find content that has already been shared to the social network and easily reshare…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 40 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Emoji to Messenger Thread Titles

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:05 AM One of the fruits of Facebook’s recent hackathon in Seattle’s Space Needle was introduced Wednesday by software engineer Bob Baldwin, who announced in a Facebook post that thread titles in the social network’s Messenger application can now include emoji. Baldwin wrote: You can now put emoji in Facebook Messenger thread titles! I built this at a Facebook Seattle hackathon in the Space Needle a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy! Readers: What do you think of this new feature? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 5 readers -
  • Facebook Highlights 2014 Hacks

    … The hacker culture was alive and well within Facebook Engineering in 2014, as the company held 17 hackathons over the course of the year. Six of the social network’s favorite hacks of 2014 were highlighted in a blog post. The introduction to the post reads: We’ve celebrated a lot of big moments and launches over the last year — Facebook’s…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 25 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Stickers to Comments

    … will allow people to reply to a variety of posts in a more fun way than words alone. You can now easily show your excitement for a post with good news, cheer up a friend who’s feeling down and express a variety of more nuanced reactions. Stickers in comments was started as a hackathon project in New York with me and (engineering manager Kwame…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Next on Mark Zuckerberg’s Itinerary: Indonesia

    … the opportunity to test their apps and measure user experience under local network conditions, and work with engineers from Facebook, Ericsson and XL on optimizing app performance and efficiency. Earlier this year, Facebook launched a series of hackathons with Ericsson focused on improving data efficiency, which led to the creation of the Internet.org…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 8 readers -
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